In this Adobe Premiere Pro CC Tutorial, we will be demonstrating how to creatively wipe or reveal title text using masking and key frames to make it appear to interact with an object in a video clip. Follow the written instructions below or watch the video tutorial. If you like this article, please leave a comment below or get in touch via social media.
First, take a look at the final effect:
What is masking?
You can leverage the powerful masking and tracking workflows from After Effects directly within Premiere Pro. Masks let you define specific areas in a clip what you will want to blur, cover, highlight, apply effects or color-correct. You can create and modify different shaped masks, like an Ellipse or a Rectangle. Or, you can draw free-form Bezier shapes using the Pen tool.
A. Ellipse shape tool B. Rectangle shape tool C. Pen tool
In this tutorial, we’re going to use the Opacity Effect and the Pen Tool. So let’s get started.
- In your Timeline, select the clip containing the area that you want to mask.
- In this tutorial were going to use the Opacity effect, select Video Effects > Opacity > Pen Tool.
- Position the video right before you want the text to start to disappear.
- Using the Pen Tool, draw around the text you want to preserve (stay visible), masking this area.
- Add a keyframe by pressing the “Track Selected mask forward 1 frame” button.
- Adjust your mask by dragging it back into position.
- Keep adding keyframes like this until you have completed the masking effect.
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